New survey data revealed that many workers are unprepared for the challenges associated with working from home. This amidst a trend of large companies announcing that they will allow employees to work from home on a long-term or even permanent basis.
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the shift towards new ways of working. While there have been many positive effects to these changes, there are various barriers and challenges that still need to be overcome.
One key concerning element of managing remote teams is the mental health of employees. A recent survey found that most remote workers are anxious, stressed out, and burnt out. Another key area that organizations need to focus on is their digital transformation efforts.
For remote work arrangements to work in the short and long-term, organizations need to make sure that they are supporting their employees and providing them with access to tools and resources that can support their work and wellbeing.